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    Posted: August 02 2013 at 14:32
Just got an exciting email from Discipline Global Mobile (RF's record label).  There's a 24 disc box set on the horizon called "The Road to Red".  According to the description, "every soundboard quality recording known to exist [between April and July 1974] is presented with audio fully restored all released on CD for the first time."  There will be 16 concerts spread across 20 discs including 5 complete shows.  A new stereo mix of Red (from RF and Steven Wilson).  Also, a DVD, a couple Blue Ray discs, and an album sized booklet filled with cool stuff.

If you're a fan of the Great Deceiver box set, this could be in your sweet spot!

And the price?  $225.  That works out to about $9.40/CD Wink

They're accepting pre-orders now...you can read the details yourself here:

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Damn.

That is extensive, beyond extensive.
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Too much for me, I've already got Great Deceiver, Brescia & Asbury, I don't think this is justifiable for me.
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Well, I made it exactly 2 hours, 14 minutes, and 38 seconds before I pulled the trigger and ordered this.  The remixed Red and multi mixes of USA should be fun, but it's the 20 CD's made up of 16 shows I've never heard, 5 of them complete performances that sealed my fate.  I feel like the cat that just ate the canary!  

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Wow, 21 discs. $225. Oh, Lordy-Lordy.

I must admit my Eno/Floyd/Beatles/Crimso listening days are probably over. Nonetheless, I'll look into it a bit more.
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I think it's crazy to buy 20 discs of what's mostly the same material over and over, especially when great versions of that material is already available on several other albums
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Originally posted by smartpatrol smartpatrol wrote:

I think it's crazy to buy 20 discs of what's mostly the same material over and over, especially when great versions of that material is already available on several other albums

This is purely for completist - fanboys.
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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

Originally posted by smartpatrol smartpatrol wrote:

I think it's crazy to buy 20 discs of what's mostly the same material over and over, especially when great versions of that material is already available on several other albums

This is purely for completist - fanboys.

I collected vinyl Crimson bootlegs in the 70's...
Then I joined the King Crimson Collector's Club in the 90's...
Now I bought The Road to Red...

Guilty as charged Wink


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I think I'll be holding off on this one
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2013 at 00:35
If he'd only just sell his songs on i-tunes maybe he wouldn't have to put out these expensive fanboy box sets---Wink
 I know I'd be more likely to buy songs this way than to spring for 225 dollar package.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Luna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2013 at 00:39
Ooh! I can spend $200+ on another King Crimson re-release! I can't wait to- wait. No Steven Wilson? Deal-breaker. 
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Originally posted by Luna Luna wrote:

Ooh! I can spend $200+ on another King Crimson re-release! I can't wait to- wait. No Steven Wilson? Deal-breaker. 

Steven Wilson and RF did the Red remix...guess you're all out of excuses LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Luna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2013 at 01:24
Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by Luna Luna wrote:

Ooh! I can spend $200+ on another King Crimson re-release! I can't wait to- wait. No Steven Wilson? Deal-breaker. 

Steven Wilson and RF did the Red remix...guess you're all out of excuses LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 03 2013 at 07:32
Looks a fantastic package but I think I will need to hold off at that price especially in view of shipping costs as well to UK.
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Hi,

Burning Shed runs the official site/store for Panegyric, the label behind The Road To Red.

We're UK based and have better rates to the UK and Europe.

Here's the link to the Panegyric store:

https://www.burningshed.com/store/panegyric/

There are also other releases just available on the label that may be of interest.

The Steven Wilson mix of Close To The Edge (cd/blu-ray and cd/dvda) and the SW mix of XTC's Nonsuch (cd/blu-ray and cd/dvda).

Additionally, there's a separate release of the SW/RF 2013 stereo mix of Red, a 40th Anniversary version of King Crimson's USA, and a new vinyl version of Larks' Tongues In Aspic.

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^ thanks for that
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I too feel this is kind of excessive. I'm not really sure there's much more I can get from this era that is not included on the albums I already have, "The Great Deceiver" and "Collectible King Crimson Vol 1", having 6 CD's of live King Crimson from that era already. Perhaps if they chose the higlights and released is as a double album and a regular album price I would be interested in it.
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Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I too feel this is kind of excessive. I'm not really sure there's much more I can get from this era that is not included on the albums I already have, "The Great Deceiver" and "Collectible King Crimson Vol 1", having 6 CD's of live King Crimson from that era already. Perhaps if they chose the higlights and released is as a double album and a regular album price I would be interested in it.

There actually is a scaled back 2CD version available for pre-order too.

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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:


Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I too feel this is kind of excessive. I'm not really sure there's much more I can get from this era that is not included on the albums I already have, "The Great Deceiver" and "Collectible King Crimson Vol 1", having 6 CD's of live King Crimson from that era already. Perhaps if they chose the higlights and released is as a double album and a regular album price I would be interested in it.

There actually is a scaled back 2CD version available for pre-order too.

Doesn't seem to have much live music on it

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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:


Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I too feel this is kind of excessive. I'm not really sure there's much more I can get from this era that is not included on the albums I already have, "The Great Deceiver" and "Collectible King Crimson Vol 1", having 6 CD's of live King Crimson from that era already. Perhaps if they chose the higlights and released is as a double album and a regular album price I would be interested in it.

There actually is a scaled back 2CD version available for pre-order too.


Oh, so this set is actually the remastered version of the Red album. However, while thinking of a highlights version of the album, I was thinking live albums. From this version you showed, what I would be rather interested would be the live Starless song, but I would need to hear it. The thing is, my very favourite version of Starless is a live one, but it is one particular version, the one on "Collectible King Crimson Vol 1, CD 1, which is the one that has the most powerful and satisfying ending, as well as the better structured second half of the song... however, the sound quality could be just a tiny bit better. It's great, though, but if I listen to it next to the version on the second CD of the same album, I can tell the difference of sound quality. I wonder how the one here works.
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